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Osinbajo Hails SOP, PSSP Initiatives; Says It Will Support Economic Growth

Ayodele Afolabi Abuja

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The newly launched Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Port Service Support Portal (PSSP) has been hailed and described as an approach not only to redefine ports activities, but take Nigeria to the “next level for greater economic performance and accountability” in its ports.

Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo said this while inaugurating the initiative.

The Vice President noted that the launch of the SOP and PSSP was part of the Administration’s commitment to the eradication of corruption in all areas and the enthronement of a better business culture in Nigeria.

While welcoming guests to the event, the Minister of Transportation Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi noted that the cardinal goal of the project is to fight corruption and make the ports more viable for economic activities.

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside earlier in his goodwill message disclosed that SOP and PSSP would enhance efficiency in the maritime sector.

NIMASA boss confirmed that the new initiatives would further promote excellence and service delivery that will make the nation’s ports a place of reference.

He further expressed the readiness of the agency to key into the reform process of the Federal Ministry of Transportation, which according to him, is in line with the Digital Transformation Strategy of the agency.

Dr. Peterside also used the opportunity to call on sister agencies and other relevant stakeholders to collaborate in the mission of bringing the desired changes to the sector and Nigeria as a whole.

SOP and PSSP domiciled in the Nigerian Shippers Council and implementation was conceived by the Federal Ministry of Transportation to ensure customer satisfaction and eliminate the incidences of corruption, especially through human contact in port service delivery system.

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